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Christmas Cheer

I don’t usually talk about things that are too personal on my blog, but for some reason today I feel the need to let it out.  I know that it’s the holiday season and I should be feeling all happy and cheery, but I’m not. At least today I am not.  There’s some family “drama” (I guess that’s what I would call it) happening and things around home just aren’t the same this Christmas season. Unfortunately there’s not much I can do about it, but I think it would help if I could just bounce out of my funk and put on a happy face for the fam.

I think I was doing alright until today, when I found out that my bestest has been upset with me for three weeks, and she just now decided to share that with me. Although she told me she’s upset with me, she also mentioned that she wouldn’t be ready to discuss it for a few days.  Then why did she tell me now?  Why didn’t she tell me three weeks ago, or better yet why didn’t she just wait to tell me until she was ready to discuss?  I am now waiting patiently….  I love her to death and of course I know that this will not ruin a friendship of 22 years, but I am anxious and ready to talk everything out.

If you put the family and friend issues together, you get me in a funky mood.  I know that it will all blow over, it’s just a matter of time and patience…and Christmas cheer!!

So let’s change the subject to Christmas, shall we? Yes, let’s talk about my all time FAVORITE Christmas song:

I don’t want a lot for Christmas

There’s just one thing I need

I don’t care about the presents

Underneath the Christmas tree

I just want you for my own

More than you could ever know

Make my wish come true

All I want for Christmas is…


I don’t want a lot for Christmas

There’s just one thing I need

I don’t care about the presents

Underneath the Christmas tree

I don’t need to hang my stocking

There upon the fireplace

Santa Claus won’t make me happy

With a toy on Christmas day

I just want you for my own

More than you could ever know

Make my wish come true

All I want for Christmas is you

You baby

I won’t ask for much this Christmas

I don’t even wish for snow

I’m just gonna keep on waiting

Underneath the mistletoe

I won’t make a list and send it

To the North Pole for Saint Nick

I won’t even stay awake to

Hear those magic reindeers click

‘Cause I just want you here tonight

Holding on to me so tight

What more can I do

Baby all I want for Christmas is you

Ooh baby

All the lights are shining

So brightly everywhere

And the sound of children’s

Laughter fills the air

And everyone is singing

I hear those sleigh bells ringing

Santa won’t you bring me the one I really need

Won’t you please bring my baby to me…

Oh I don’t want a lot for Christmas

This is all I’m asking for

I just want to see my baby

Standing right outside my door

Oh I just want you for my own

More than you could ever know

Make my wish come true

Baby all I want for Christmas is…


All I want for Christmas is you… baby (repeat and fade)

Yes, my all time favorite Christmas song is,  All I Want for Christmas by Mariah Carey.  How could anyone not love this song?  On our road trip to NJ, I made Mina listen to the song many, many times.  Not only did he listen to it…he also sang to it! Put our voices together and we do a pretty good Mariah, if I may say so myself.  Do me a favor and go listen to it, right now:

…don’t forget to sing along!!!


December 23, 2009 at 7:52 PM 1 comment

Hello Weight Watchers!

I am so excited to report that Mina and I will be starting Weight Watchers tomorrow!  I guess I should clarify because Mina is not so excited about this… he says (jokingly)  that I am ruining his life and that he would rather die fat and happy.  I say NO to dying and NO to being fat.

I’ve said this many times before and I know that every other female on this planet has felt it at one point or another, but I am NOT happy with my body.  At one point, I was finally content with my body, but not any more. I need to stop complaining about it and do something about it! I hate it when people complain and complain about being unhappy with their body but never take the first step to making a change.

I am glad that I “convinced” Mina to follow weight watchers with me, the more support the better! I did weight watchers about 4 years ago and lost 50 lbs (I know thats a lot, right?), so I am familiar with how it works.  I am not starting it this time to loose a huge amount of weight, but rather to get back into a healthy eating routine and to finally start to feel better about the way I look!

I am not a believer in all those fad diets out there, but I think weight watchers is fantastic! This program teaches you how to eat the right portions of food and helps you gauge how much you should be eating a day.  Here in the country of super size and XL, our portion sizes are ENORMOUS! I’m looking forward to regaining that self-control that I once had, so that way I can go to restaurants and not inhale the cheeseburger that is the size of my face along with the mountain of french fries that I just can’t resist.

So, we’ll see how things go… Weight Watchers here we come! 🙂

September 13, 2009 at 8:25 PM 2 comments

The Laura Diet

I would say that 95% of females on this planet have had body-image issues at some point in their life.  I  definitely  fall into this category.  A few years ago, however I lost around 50 lbs and I finally became content with my body.  I even learned to accept the parts of my body I was not happy with,  my legs for example.

Over this past weekend I got a good glimpse of myself in the mirror, and lets just say it was not pretty.  My self esteem has gone down the drain, as has my confidence. I don’t know why this just occurred to me over the past weekend, it’s not like I woke up on Saturday morning suddenly fatter, I guess it was the first time I really looked at how my body has changed over the past couple of months.   Although many people around me  would disagree with me and would probably tell me that I am crazy (i.e. my husband), I would argue otherwise.  It’s not about what others see, it’s about what I see and how I feel in my own my skin.

I am starting a strict diet TODAY.  I initally lost all that weight a few years ago by doing weight wathchers, but I don’t have the money for that right now so I am going to use the laura diet. I know myself, and the only way I will be able to reach my ideal body is by becoming obsessed for a little while.  If I am not obsessed then I will let myself slip and I will get nowhere with this, which is what I think has been happening since I got married.  Everyone says that after you get married you gain an average of 10 pounds during the first year.  I have been trying to beat these odds by just watching what I eat, but clearly that has not been working.  I haven’t gained 10 lbs, yet…but my body has changed and I am not happy with it.

So, the laura diet consists of :

– Eating healthy 6/7 days of the week – including watching portions.

– Allowing myself 1 day a week to be “bad”

– Drinking plenty of water

– Snacking healthy: carrots, celery, granola, fruit…etc

– Excercising 3 days a week

– Crunches and stretching every night

The obession has begun…I just have to learn to keep this obesession to myself.  Mina doesn’t really like it when I get this way about my body,  he thinks it’s annoying and tends to disagree with everything I say.  Anyways, I know I can do this!!! Although I wish I could see the results over night, I know that this is just going to take time and motivation…

March 16, 2009 at 9:59 AM Leave a comment

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